Sonoran whipsnake

Welcome to May!

For the month of May I intend to do a short blog post every day, focused on a recent experience at the Muleshoe Preserve. I’ll start with this lovely Sonoran whipsnake (Coluber bilineatus): While hanging out on the couch yesterday afternoon, I spotted a shiny, slender figure moving along a mesquite branch, 4-5 feet off …

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April Showers Bring May Flowers; June Showers Bring…

Saturday afternoon started clouding up and thunderheads formed. I was still skeptical that it would rain, but the clouds and light breeze felt really nice regardless. Then, around 2:30pm, it happened. As I mentioned in my last post, we are in the midst of the hottest, driest part of the year in Arizona. Temperatures keep …

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Snake Count Spring 2012

In 2011, the Center for Snake Conservation started a twice yearly Snake Count “to map and track snake distributions across North America.” Additionally, the goal of Snake Count is to get everyone (not just scientists) to take an interest in the snakes they see and get involved in conservation. In Arizona, May is typically hot …

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